Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
LagFree Script Brings a Smoother Experience on the Nexus S
Android phones have long been working their way toward offering a lag free experience. Newer devices with dual core processors and full hardware acceleration, partnered with scaled back and streamlined versions of OEM Android skins have all but solved the problem on newer Android devices. However, some of the older models can always use a little pick-me-up to help compete with their newer, more powerful siblings.
Enter LagFree, a script for the Samsung Nexus S that brings a lot of tweaks to the table to help make it (even more) lag free. XDA Senior Member slaid480 has released the script for devices before the Nexus S so most of the bugs have been worked out. The script, which is also compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 and its variants, brings a number of tweaks to the table, including:
-Touchscreen sensivity increased
-Zipaligning apps while Booting
-Less aggressive settings for kernel
-Better VM management
-Battery Life improvements
-Wi-Fi and NetWork Tweaks
-A Lot More!!
The only pre-requisites to use the script are that you’re running Android Gingerbread 2.3.x, rooted with a kernel that allows init.d scripts and the ext4 lagfix, which is required for a couple of the tweaks. The installation process is pretty straightforward as well and is basically just flashing it in recovery and using your favorite root file manager app to fix the permissions.
For anyone who wants (even) less lag on their Nexus S, check out the Nexus S LagFree thread for additional info, full installation instructions and links to the other device threads. As per the norm, don’t forget to backup before flashing!
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